Press Release

Orange Unified Master Teachers Recognized with Friends of the Attallah College Award

Orange, CA (September 28, 2018) – Orange Unified School District is proud to announce that the faculty and staff of Chapman University’s Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies awarded  OUSD Master Teachers with the Friends of the Attallah College Award at a luncheon Wednesday at Beckman Hall.  Accepting the award on behalf of staff were Superintendent Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D., current and past Induction Office staff Julie Mc Nealy, Raeanne Little, and Lauren Hunsburger Gonzales, as well as Human Resources Technician Julie Robles. 

“The dedication and efforts of OUSD for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni have left a lasting impact, and we deeply appreciate the collaboration, leadership, and hard work,” said Attallah Dean and Professor Margaret Grogan, Ph.D.

Currently, classroom teachers from 22 Orange Unified Schools generously give of their time to mentor and co–teach with Chapman teacher candidates.  Master Teachers span elementary, middle, and high schools, and work in both general and special education settings districtwide.

OUSD Induction Coordinator Raeanne Little stated, “Chapman stands out amongst our university collaborators as a true partner, seeking to understand the needs of our community and create a two way dialogue on how best to prepare educators to maximize the potential of every student in our district. Chapman students bring an infectious optimism and energy to our campuses, we are so proud of the tireless efforts of our Master Teachers to set these new educators on a path to service and success.”

A reception honoring Orange Unified’s Master Teachers will take place later this academic year.

OUSD Staff at Chapman University

 

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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 K-12 grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.